Marion County TXGenWeb

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April 10, 2014

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1871 Marion County Map
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Marion County was formed from the southern portion of Cass County on February 8, 1860. Jefferson, the county seat, founded in the early 1840s, rapidly developed a booming river trade with New Orleans, due to a large natural log-jam that formed a series of navigable lakes and bayous in the river valleys of Marion County. Jefferson quickly became the favored inland Texas port for the deposit and transport of North Texas agricultural produce. Thus, Marion County became the commercial conduit for frontier Texas and did not relinquish this position until the establishment of transcontinental rail links that bypassed its wharves in the mid-1870s.

Marion county was named for Francis Marion, the legendary "Swamp Fox."

Hello, my name is Angela Hartman, and I would like to welcome you to the Marion County TXGenWeb Project. I'm very glad you stopped by and hope that you find this website useful for your genealogical research. I do not live in Marion County so I am not able to do local research, but should you have any questions or comments regarding the Marion County TXGenWeb Project, please email me. This website is totally supported by volunteers and patrons like yourself, who contribute family history information pertaining to Marion County, Texas. I am always looking for ideas to improve this website. If you see a page that is difficult to read, because of color or fonts, please be sure to email me and let me know. Be sure to put which page it is, so I can find it and make changes.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! Marion County TXGenWeb Project needs your records. Please consider submitting anything that may be of value to other researchers: Bible records, marriage records, wills, pension records, land records, death and obituary records, photos, and old letters, county, community, church, and school histories. Your help in helping other researchers is vital to the success of the TXGenWeb Project. Just contact me, Angela Hartman, with your information or questions.

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County Coordinator: Angela Hartman
State Coordinator: Shirley Cullum